South Carolina coach Will Muschamp has quickly earned respect in Columbia, and it looks like he’s going to get rewarded for what he’s been able to do in such a short time with the Gamecocks.
On Friday, a source told Josh Kendall of The State that Muschamp will be offered a contract extension and a raise by early December.
Muschamp shook off a messy breakup with Florida before taking over a program that went 3-9 the season before he arrived. Nonetheless, he led South Carolina to a bowl game and a 6-7 record in his 2016 debut. In Year 2, the team is 7-3 with two games to go in the regular season.
South Carolina hosts Wofford at 4 p.m. ET in Williams-Brice Stadium on Saturday before welcoming rival Clemson, which is No. 2 in the College Football Playoff rankings behind Alabama entering Week 12.
Upon taking the job in December 2015, Muschamp signed a five-year deal. In 2017, he earned $3.1 million, only more than Vanderbilt’s Derek Mason ($2.72M), Missouri’s Barry Odom ($2.35M) and Ole Miss’ Matt Luke ($1.16) in the SEC.